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the are concerned. there did this concerns over the roulette -- of the right of religious read him. [applause] .he freedom
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that would threaten us. [applause] i find it encouraging that there initiatives for reducing air pollution. [applause] pope francis: accpeting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem we can no longer leave to our future generations. [applaus
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when it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history. we still have time to make the change needed to bring about a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. [applause] pope francis: that change demands on our part a serious response and recognition, not only of the kind of world we may be leaving for our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has
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overlooked them. our common home has been part of this group of the excludeds, which cries out to heaven, and today, probably strikes our y strikes our homes our cities, our societies. , to use a telling phrase of the reverend martin luther king, we can say that we have defaulted on our promise and now is the time to honor it. [applause]
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pope francis: we know by faith that the creator does not abandon us. he has never forsaken his loving plan for having created us. humanity has the ability to all together in building our common home. we wish of uncertainty, to commit ourselves to the conscious and responsible care of our common home. president, at the airport, which were recently made to mend broken relationships and to open
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new doors to cooperation within our human family represents positives that are along the path of reconciliation, justice, and freedom. i would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world. and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of the development. [applause] so that our brothers and sisters everywhere may know the blessings of peace and
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prosperity, which god wills for all of his children. mr.president, once again, i thank you for your welcome. i look forward to this day in your country. god bless america. [applause]
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the saint augustine gospel choir from washington dc. [applause] eyes to thet my hills.
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help is coming from ♪ you are the source of my strength ? ? you are the strength of my life. i lift my hand in total praise to you.
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♪ i lift my hand. ♪ amen. ♪ common. ♪ amen. ♪ amen. amen. [applause]
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>> attention. fire. ♪
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discuss the pope's visit to washington in a minute. addresses as -- he
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joint meeting in congress tomorrow. francis is the first hope to address a joint meeting in congress. in there 26 catholics senate, 15 democrats, and 11 republicans both that there are 137 catholics in the house. 68 democrats and 69 republicans. after the welcoming ceremony, the president and pope francis entered the white house. the pope signed a book. the ovalgoing to office for a private meeting, which lasted 30 minutes.
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>> a little bit of background. jorgerancis was born begonia in 1936. he was ordained a priest in 1969, taking the name of france in march of 2013 full top he is
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the first pope to be named after francis. 15th century monk that delivered himself to the poor. in the oval office for about 30 minutes, the president and pope allowed reporters in for pictures. >> what is the most important issue you discussed? >> thank you, everybody. >> thank you! guys.nk you,
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>> thank you. >> thank you! >> the pope climbed inside his parade with tens of thousands of people lining the streets.
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>> as pope francis goes to
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capitol hill to address a joint meeting from congress, our live coverage is underway at the clock these are here. -- is underway at 6:00 here. the topics that are likely to come up in thes speech to lawmakers. you can comment on facebook and twitter. the pope's visit to the united states. it's from washington d c, the first stop on his forceful up thursday morning at 8:30. he becomes the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of congress. c-span3, c-span radio, and then, he will hold a religious service at the 9/11 memorial museum, world trade center. this is all part of c-span coverage of the pope's trip.
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>> the pope leaves a mess of the basilica of an immaculate conception. it is the largest roman catholic church in the united dates and one of the 10 largest in the world. he canonize his junipero sera. he founded nine missions in the state. 1713 and lived evan dea 71 years.
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[organ music] ♪ [singing] ♪ [singing]
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[organ and brass] singing]
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[speaking foreign language] >> father, son, holy spirit -- peace be with you. ♪
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[choral singing] [organ] ♪
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[choral singing] [organ] ♪
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>> junipero serra was born in majorca in 1713. he entered the order of the franciscans when he was young. and he was ordained as a priest in 1737. he was a professor of philosophy at madrid university and he had the reputation of being a great teacher and preacher. in the whole island of majorca.
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by the end of 1740, he offered to leave his native country because he felt that he should be a missionary in the new world. he spent eight years in the rugged region of the sierra gorda in mexico where he preached to the indians. during part of that time, he was a superior of the five franciscan missions in the region. he held several posts for another eight years at the seat of the franciscan missions in mexico city. during that time, he preached in a great number of domestic missions in many areas of mexico.
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in 1767, he was elected superior of the group of franciscans designated to replace the jesuits that had been expelled from their missions in lower california. two years later, he joined the expedition to extend the spanish border northward and to occupy upper california. from 1769 until his death in 1784, he was the superior of the franciscan missions in upper california. during his tenure as superior,
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night missions were founded along the california coastline involving several indigenous groups. serra endeavored to bring together to the mission campus indigenous people that inhabited nearby. he hoped to share with them, slowly and in a voluntary fashion, the tenets of catholicism. he would very often fight the military leadership on the best ways to interact with the indigenous individuals. he once even traveled to the
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mexican capital to personally persuade the viceroy to have a military commander dismissed. thousands of the indigenous people were confirmed and baptized during serra's tenure in california. although many perished as a result of the spanish incursion in the area, serra made a great number of missionary trips to california. serra then was involved in these hard travels until the very end of his life. despite illnesses and physical
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ailments that he had and that exhausted his fortitude. he died on august 28, 1784 at the san carlos mission in carmel. he was beatified by st. john paul ii on september 25, 1988.
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pope francis: [speaking foreign language] kyrie eliason
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christie eliason ♪ sancta maria magdalena
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♪ sancta augustina ♪ sancta martinez ♪
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sancta anna maria ♪ ora pro nobis ♪ francisca
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>> ora pro nobis >> sancta catalina >> ora pro nobis ♪
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>> sancta johannes >> ora pro nobis ♪ [speaking foreign language]
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♪ pope francis: [speaking foreign language]
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in pope francis: [speaking foreign language]
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>> amen [applause] ♪
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>> most holy father, in the name of the holy church, i thank your holiness for making this proclamation and humbly request that you decree that the apostolic letter concerning the act of canonization be drawn up. pope francis: we so decree. [applause]
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deo ♪a in excelis ♪
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pope francis: oh god, by your ineffable mercy, we have been pleased through the labors of your priest, saint junipero serra, to welcome many to your church and open our hearts to you in love. to always carry before all
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people the image of your only begotten son, who is and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit, one god, forever and ever. [speaking foreign language]
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>> the word of the lord. ♪
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>> reading from the letter of st. paul to the philippines. brothers and sisters, rejoice in the lord always. as i say it again, rejoice.
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your kindness is being known to all, the lord is near. have no anxiety at all and everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving. may your request known to god, then of peaced government that surpasses all understanding with all your heart and mind in christ jesus. finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is anything worthy of you praise, think about these things, keep on doing what you learned and received and heard and seen in me, then god's peace will be with you. >> [speaking foreign language] >> word of the lord.
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>> hallelujah. ♪
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>> [speaking foreign language] the lord be with you. and with your spirit. a reading from the holy gospel according to matthew. glory to you, o lord. the 11 disciples went to galilee
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, to the mountain to which jesus had ordered them. when they saw him, they worshiped. but they doubted. then, jesus approached and said to them, all power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. go there for it, and make disciples of all nations. baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit. teaching them to observe all that i have commanded you and
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behold, i am with you always. until the end of the age. the word of the lord, glory to you, glory jesus christ. ♪ instruments]
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pope francis: rejoice in the lord always. i shall say it again. rejoice. these are striking words. words which impact our lives. god tells us to rejoice. he practically orders us to rejoice. this command resonates with a desire we all have for a fulfilling life. a meaningful life. a joyful life. it is as if paul could hear what each one of us is thinking in
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his or her hearts. and to voice what we are feeling, what we are experiencing. something deep within us invites us to rejoice and tells us not to settle for placebos which simply keep us comfortable. at the same time though, we all know the struggles of everyday life. so much seems to stand in the way of this invitation to rejoice. our daily routine can often lead us to a kind of glum apathy. which gradually becomes a habit with a fatal consequence.
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our hearts grow numb. we don't want apathy to guide our lives. or do we? we don't want the force of habit to rule our life. or do we? so we ought to ask ourselves, what can we do to keep our hearts from growing numb, from becoming anesthetized? how do we make the joy of the gospel increase and take deeper root in our lives? and jesus gives us the answer. he said to his disciples now and he says it to us now, go forth, proclaim, the joy of the gospel
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is something to be experienced, something to be known and lived only through giving it away. through giving ourselves away. the spirit of the world tells us to be like everyone else. to settle for what comes easy. faced with this human way of thinking, we must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and for the world. it is the responsibility to proclaim the message of jesus. for the source of our joy is an endless desire to show mercy, the fruit of our own experience of the power of the father's infinite mercy.
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go out to all, proclaim by anointing and anoint by proclaiming. this is what the lord tells us today. he tells us, a christian finds joy in mission. go out to people of every nation. a christian experiences joy in following a command. go forth and proclaim the good news. a christian finds renewed joy in answering a call. go forth and anoint. jesus sends his sciples out to all nations, to every people.
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we, too, are part of all those people of 2,000 years ago. jesus did not provide a short list of who is or who is not worthy of receiving his message. his presence. instead, he always embraced life as he saw it. in faces of pain, hunger, sickness and sin, in faces of wounds, of thirst, of wariness, doubt, and pity. far from expecting a pretty life, smartly dressed and neatly groomed, he embraced life as he found it. it made no difference whether it
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was dirty, unkept, or broken. jesus said, go out and tell the good news to everyone. go out, and in my name, embrace life as it is, and not as you think it should be. go out to the highways and byways, go out to tell the good news fearlessly, without prejudice, without superiority. without condescension. to all those who have lost the joy of living. go out to proclaim the merciful embrace of the father. go out to those who are burdened
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by pain and failure, who view that their lives are empty and proclaim the folly of a loving father who wants to anoint them with the oil of hope, the oil of salvation. go out to proclaim the good news, that error, deceitful illusions, and falsehoods do not have the last word in a person's life. go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and heals hearts. mission is never the fruit of a mission is always the fruit of a life which knows what it is to be found and healed, encountered and forgiven. mission is born of a constant
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expression of god's merciful anointing. the church, the holy people of transverse the paths of history so often traversed by conflict, injustice, and violence in order to encounter her children, her brothers and sisters. the holy and faithful people of god are not afraid of losing their way pull. they are afraid of becoming self enclosed, frozen and clinging to their own security. they know that self-enclosure in all of the many forms it takes is a cause of so much apathy.
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so let us go out. offer go forth to everyone the life of jesus christ. the people of god can embrace everyone because we are the disciples of the one who knelt before his own to wash their feet. the reason we are here today is wanted toother people respond to that call. they believed that life grows by giving away and it weakens in isolation and comfort.
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spiritheirs to the bold of so many men and women who preferred not to be shut up within structures, which give us a false sense of security, within habits, which make us feel safe while at our door people are starving. thwe are indebted to a tradition. a chain of witnesses who have made it possible for the good news of the gospel to be in every generation both good and news. and today, we remember one of
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those witnesses who testified to the joy of the gospel in these lands. was partnipero serra of a church which goes forth, a church which sets out to bring everywhere the reconciling tenderness of god. serra left his native land and its way of life. he was excited about blazing trails, going forth to meet many people, learning and valuing the particular customs and ways of life. to birthd how to bring and nurture god's life in the faces of everyone he met.
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he sought to defend the dignity of the native community, to protect it from those who had mistreated and abused it. mistreatment and wrongs which today still trouble us. especially because of the hurt which they cause in the lives of many people. serra had a motto that inspired his life and work. he sang, he lived his life by it. [speaking in foreign language] keep moving forward. for him this was the way to continue experience the joy of the gospel, to keep his heart from going numb, from being a nested


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